If you are like me and dread the thought of travelling for hours to pitch a tent in the middle of nowhere, whilst trying to avoid a divorce with your other half, then think about Glamping (glamorous camping). Let someone else do all the hard work for you, and you can sit back and enjoy a vino or two around the campfire.
Located about 10km from the CBD this bushland oasis is home to Tandara - luxury safari campsites. The tents can only accommodate 2 people and therefore it is considered a couples retreat. Prices start from $220.00 per night. You can choose to bring your own food or go all out and have someone cater for you.
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Located right on the edge of glorious Sydney Harbour this is urban camping at its best! You can book a 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or mini glamping tent. Everything will be set up for you and the only thing you need to bring is the snags (although there are cafes on site) and the kids. Costing between $150.00 - $360.00/night, depending what night of the week and what size tent you need, this is the perfect spot to brag about how fabulous your camping experience was to your mates!
Address: Cockatoo Island Campground, Sydney Harbour (access by boat/ferry only)
Phone: 02 8969 2111
More Info: www.cockatooisland.gov.au
You can camp among the animals at the Zoo! Families with kids over the age of 5 years can get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s fascinating creatures at night time, before enjoying a buffet dinner with the rest of the glampers. Then in the morning you can watch the sunrise over the beautiful harbour just like the animals do everyday! Prices start from $193.50 for kids and $301.50 for adults, and glamping is only available on weekends. Make sure you book well in advance as this is one very popular activity for Sydneysiders and tourist alike!
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Activities include jumping in the giant inflatable panda ball crawl, face painting, patting scaly, slithery zoo friends, moving to the tribal beats of the African drumming sessions, a teacup rides or sailing the high seas on the pirate ship.